jan oskar hansen

The Night - Poem by jan oskar hansen

My wine glass is full of moonlight, drank it
and I floated dreamily, on a carpet of night air.
Couldn’t resists the moon’s pull, saw my home
bathed in a spectral light, both beautiful and mortal.

Flowers in the garden were deadly pale, olive
trees wore silver capes of unrelieved sorrow
This nocturnal landscape isn’t to my liking, put
me down, red, green and golden are my colours

But I did glimpsed, behind the tall mountain,
night’s ultimate sacrifice, giving birth to dawn

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 16, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011

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